J&M Auction in Smithfield and basic-skills staff at Johnston Community College brought smiles to faces and joy to hearts when they handed out toys, blankets and coats for Christmas to 88 children of students in the program.
Michelle and Jimmy Jones, owners of J&M Auction, and their auction patrons started donating bicycles, dolls, tractors and other toys for the second annual drive in January.
“This is wonderful knowing these children are going to have a better Christmas,” Michelle Jones said as she watched students received wrapped gifts for their families. “Our staff, buyers and sellers look so forward to this.”
Miss Johnston County Elizabeth Brickmeier of Benson attended the event. “This is so great seeing everyone making a difference for others,” she said.
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The basic-skills program at JCC help adults refresh their reading and math fundamentals, complete a high school credential, or learn English as a second language.
For more information about the program, call Jessica Rieger at 919-209-2065 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.